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The guide team at Confluence Outfitters has the expertise, local knowledge and versatility to make your next fly fishing trip in northern California or southern Oregon a trip to remember! Our diverse guide staff can deliver a trip tailored to your interests on one or more of our local fisheries at any time of year.

We guide the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. The most famous destinations include the Sacramento, Trinity, Klamath, McCloud, Fall River, and the Rogue River, but there are many more. Many of our guides have multiple decades of experience crafting great fishing experiences for their guests. Read our online reviews and I think you'll agree that our guide team is the best choice for delivering a great day on the water.

Fishing Reports

Northern California Fishing Image
May 25, 2024
Northern California Report by Mat Squillante

Our guides have been on Lake Shasta, the Lower Sac, Fall River, Hat Creek and the Upper Sac in the last few weeks. They've been chasing bass, shad and trout with clients looking to enjoy the spring weather and fishing. If you like chasing gorgeous wild fish, in crystal clear water, surrounded by a spectacular setting, while throwing monster dry flies, it's Hex time on Fall River. Now's the time to book Mike or Colin. These are very special trips you won't regret booking. Flows have been up and down on the Lower Sac and the trout fishing has corresponded. What trout haven't offered lately, shad have made up for. They're definitely in and are less affected by the changes. These little tarpon fight like hell and don't disappoint. Lake Shasta provided some fun, low key float and fly action for spotted bass as the spring bite winds down a bit. Hat Creek's been fishing well for several months and the Upper Sac flows are dropping, which means it's coming into shape. The weather's perfect and the fishing is good. TIP: If you're newer to fly fishing and intimidated by what seems like a confusing mess of fly choices, understand that the majority of flies imitate just three insects; mayflies, caddis and stoneflies. It's not an overly complex puzzle, you just need a little time and help to identify what's-what and to start making informed fly selections. 

Klamath Basin Fishing Image
May 23, 2024
Klamath Basin Report by Dylan Woodrum

Spring Greetings from the Klamath Basin!We’re thrilled to announce another successful water year in the Basin, promising excellent fishing conditions. Get ready for high water in June, perfect for breaking out the nymphs and indicators. The Williamson River opened yesterday, and the Wood River has been open for a few weeks. The season is off to a fantastic start here in the Klamath Basin. Personally, I love fishing in June; it's an ideal time to target the large Redbands staging in the lake at the mouths of the rivers and to fish Golden Stone dry flies on the Williamson.July: The Action Heats UpJuly is when things really start rolling in the Basin. The first batch of Redband trout will begin moving into all systems to escape the warm lake temperatures. July also marks the beginning of Hex season in the Basin. Swinging leeches on intermediate lines, hopper dropper setups, and nymphing are all highly effective this time of year. From stillwaters to spring creeks, everything seems to fish well in July.August: Trophy Fish TimeAugust is prime time for trophy fish! The dog days of summer are a fly fisherman’s dream in the Basin. The hotter the temperatures, the better the fishing. Break out the hoppers and be prepared to swing small damsels and leeches on light tippets for some BIG trout! If you’re a big fish enthusiast, August is the perfect time to book a trip. Though challenging, the rewards can be phenomenal!I’m anticipating another fantastic summer in the Basin chasing monster fish and would love to share this incredible experience with you!Tight lines,

Lower Sac Fishing Image
May 23, 2024
Lower Sac Report by Luke Geraty

Well the shad have started showing up and we have been getting into them! While some are using nymphing techniques, the primary way we have been hooking shad has been swinging flies! This is a GREAT half day evening trip and the shad pull SUPER hard. No wonder they are called the "poor man's tarpon" :) If you wanna get out for an evening of shad, hit me up! We should have shad for the next month or two! First timer's are welcome and this is a kid friendly experience!

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